Paris: Embracing Lady Liberty

Paris: People, Places and Bling

Bartholdi’s Picture Perfect “Big Daughter” (a.k.a., Statue of Liberty), New York, New York Image: T. Brack’s archives

DIOR’S “NEW LOOK” AND LA STATUE DE LA LIBERTÉ, BY COMBAT PHOTOGRAPHER ROBERT CAPA, PARIS, 1948 DIOR’S “NEW LOOK” AND LA STATUE DE LA LIBERTÉ, Île des Cygnes, BY COMBAT PHOTOGRAPHER ROBERT CAPA, PARIS, 1948

By Theadora Brack

Start spreading the news because we’re leaving today! In celebration of the recent July 14th Bastille Day in France, let’s pay homage to my favorite Franco-American collaboration, the gigantesque statue of Lady Liberty on Bedloe’s Island in the New York Harbor.

Up my sleeve, I’ve got a few new tidbits and photographs, along with one taken by our own special photographer friend, Maurice Sapiro. While playing the trumpet with the 279th Army Band in Europe in 1956, Maurice documented the streets of France. Inspired by the Lumière Autochrome color film process, his shots snap, crackle and pop!

After all these years

Our 151-foot tall iconic darling is still looking fierce…

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